There persons were injured on Friday in a multi-vehicle accident on I-65 in
Jasper County, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 7:29 p.m. Keegan J. Hernandez, 18, of Crown Point,
was northbound on I-65, at the 228 mile marker south of the Demotte/Roselawn
exit, when for unknown reasons he left the roadway in a construction zone,
traveled through the median, and entered the southbound lanes of I-65.
There Hernandez struck a southbound car driven by Matthew Wolfe, 30, of
Wilmette, Ill., who lost control and came to rest in the left lane of
southbound I-65 facing the wrong direction, police said.
Hernandez then bounced off Wolfe and struck Arthur Gendelman, 23, of
Cincinnati, Ohio, who was also southbound in the left lane, police said.
Hernandez had to be extricated from his 2005 Pontiac and was airlifted to
Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with broken bones and non-life
threatening injuries, police said. He was cited for unsafe lane movement.
Wolfe and his passenger, Alexis Hausfeld, 27, of Springboro, Ohio, were
transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point for treatment of
non-life threatening injuries, police said. Gendelman and his passenger
refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.
All persons involved were wearing seatbelts, police added.
Police said that Hernandez’s Pontiac was totaled and estimated damage to
Wolfe’s 2007 Infinity at $10,000 and that to Gendelman’s 2012 Nissan at
All southbound lanes were re-opened at approximately 9:50 p.m. Friday.